Algeria killing

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ALGIERS (AFP) - The Prime Minister, Belaid Abdesslam, vowed to take new steps against Muslim terrorists after an ex- minister was killed and a minister was wounded yesterday.

Speaking outside the home of the ex-education minister, Djilali Liabes, Mr Abdesslam said: 'The State will take new measures against terrorism.'

The Labour and Social Affairs Minister, Tahar Hamdi, was wounded in an attempted assassination, the government said.